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Allergen Free Dining Options

Merrimack Dining understands that to maximize students' dining experience, there must be a variety of options for all students, regardless of any dietary restrictions they may have.

Below you will find some of the available options to students for a variety of dietary accommodations.  In addition to using these platforms that are already available, students are also encouraged to contact Karen VanAvery, General Manager, to ensure their dining needs are being met.

Simple ServingsMerrimack: Wish Bone

Simple ServingsSimple Servings provides fresh meals prepared with minimal processed ingredients.  Simple Servings is open to all students, so those with food allergies or other dietary concerns are not singled out.  All foods offered at the Simple Serving Station are prepared exclusively with ingredients which do not contain the following foods:  milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and also eliminates gluten-containing ingredients.  The lunch and dinner menus change daily and include a variety of protein options and vegetarian dishes.  Our kitchen prepares many other foods with gluten and all of the listed allergens.  Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contamination of their menu items.  Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods.

My Zone

My ZoneMy Zone is a gluten, peanut and tree nut free "pantry" where food items needed by customers with Celiac Disease or food allergies can be housed with precautions against cross-contamination.  This special area gives students the ability to be involved in their own allergen safe meal preparation.  Examples of products available in My Zone include gluten-free bread, wraps, and desserts, gluten, peanut and tree-nut free pre-made entrees, lactose free milk, other milk alternatives, individual packets of butter, cream cheese and jelly.

Additional Accommodations

Merrimack Dining works closely with Merrimack Disability Services in developing reasonable accommodations for students with additional dietary restrictions.  If there is a circumstance where dietary accommodations may be needed, please contact Karen VanAvery.

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